AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire sales 1 May 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 28.17 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Wimbledon XT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 May 2012
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
of 14000
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
27.99
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
11119
3DMark Vantage Performance
31127

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
243
 
high / 768p
238
 
ultra / 1080p
194
 

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire.

high / 768p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
85
 
high / 768p
75
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
137
 
high / 768p
136
 
ultra / 1080p
120
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 970M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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